EDITORIAL

Khan’s Talks Offer

Khan’s Talks Offer

For a durable peace in the region, India and Pakistan have to find a way to get together. This requires statesmanship on both sides. And this will only be possible if there’s willingness on the part of the neighbours to resolve their issues.

Talks With Taliban

Talks With Taliban

It will be a while before the the US-Taliban and the Taliban-Afghan government reaches its logical conclusion and peace returns to the country. Eventually the stability in Afghanistan will have to be the responsibility of the regional powers.

Battleground Bengal

Battleground Bengal

It remains to be seen how the situation plays out in the state as the elections are held. But it will be a gripping, tough contest. And its outcome will leave a far-reaching impact on the course of politics across the country.

Talks Needed

Talks Needed

It is unlikely that there will be a dialogue between India and Pakistan in near to medium term. Instead, there are more chances that the relations between the two will worsen going forward. The reason for this is the ongoing  situation in Kashmir.

Calming The LAC

Calming The LAC

There is hope that like Pangong Tso, the two countries will find a diplomatic solution to all the friction points along the Line of Actual Control, sooner than later. Solution to Pangong Tso stand-off has brightened the hope.
Back To School?

Back To School?

Considering the pandemic is not going to go away any time soon and we might even see fresh spurt in the cases, the government should wait for a month or so before allowing the schools to reopen.
Let More Gulmargs Bloom

Let More Gulmargs Bloom

The excessive focus on Gulmarg is drawing tourists away from other equally scenic places, some of them like Aharbal, Yusmarg, Tosamaidan, Gurez, historic old city in Srinagar have only recently found a prominent place on the tourist map of Kashmir. These places need development of tourist infrastructure and also a wider publicity for people to visit.

Restoring Statehood

Restoring Statehood

New Delhi has been delaying the restoration of statehood to J&K. Truth is that Kashmir has come a long way since withdrawal of its autonomous status and the situation has held largely peaceful. This should have qualified J&K for the grant of statehood.

Thaw on LAC?

Thaw on LAC?

The ongoing dis-engagement in Pangong Tso is a positive development and allows for dialogue to take place. A lot will depend on China’s behaviour in the near future. We can only hope that the communist country sticks to the path of dialogue.

India and Biden

India and Biden

The one thing where New Delhi is chary of the new US administration is on human rights. The Biden administration has made it clear that it will not let go of human rights in its foreign policy pursuits.

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